Identifying Common Problems with Toilets and How to Repair Them

The problem of a toilet that makes a gurgling sound can be approached by checking the stopper ball and making sure it is centered on the valve seat inside the tank. You may need to loosen the screw on the guide of the lift wire and manipulate a little bit. Once this is accomplished, tighten the screw. If this doesn’t fix the gurgling toilet, take a close look at the valve seat and touch it to see if there are signs of pits, corrosion and roughness.

How to Clean Mystery Stains

If the mystery stain is small, make yourself a paste of powdery detergent mixed with water. You want to get a consistency roughly equal to the brain matter inside a skinhead’s skull. Dip your sponge into the paste and apply to the stain. Allow the stained garment to sit for at least 30 minutes and, if the stain is particularly nasty, overnight.